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On Nov. 11, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA), of San Juan Capistrano, announced that in celebration of Veterans Day, North San Diego County resident Chaplain William E. Walker Senior is the November Constituent of the Month.
Chaplain Walker has dedicated his life after service to supporting veterans and their families, currently serving as Post Chaplain of Oceanside Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Memorial Post 10577 and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Tri-Cities Chapter 95.
“This Veterans Day, I am honored to recognize Chaplain William E. Walker Senior, Post Chaplain of Oceanside Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Memorial Post 10577 and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Tri-Cities Chapter 95, as my Constituent of the Month,” Levin said. “A true American patriot, after returning from serving in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) from 1976-1988, and receiving the Combat Action Ribbon for his service in Saigon, Vietnam, Comrade Walker worked at Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) for 15 years until his retirement.”
Rep. Levin’s Constituent of the Month program recognizes outstanding North San Diego County and South Orange County residents who have gone above and beyond to help their neighbors and give back to their community.
“Following his retirement and feeling that his service for this country wasn’t over, Chaplain Walker made himself a fierce ally and fighter for veterans throughout North County,” Levin said. “Dedicated to his convictions and supporting his fellow veterans, Chaplain Walker is especially known for visiting, calling, or helping wherever he can for VFW and DAV comrades who are in nursing homes, hospitals, rehab clinics, homebound, or in need of assistance. His commitment to the ministry and duties of Chaplain are beyond reproach, always there to lend a hand, offer spiritual guidance, and prayer.”
Levin’s Constituent of the Month for October was Oscarin Ortega, founder and executive director of Lived Experiences, a community program providing support and guidance to underrepresented youth. His September Constituent of the Month was Michelle Harvey, founder of the San Diego Face Mask Sewing Group, a Facebook community page dedicated to sewing face masks for donation.